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Polypropylene Rope Polypropylene rope is a cordage variety that is characterized by its light weight and its buoyancy in water.
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Sellersville, PA  |  888-218-6366

Since our beginning in 1967, we have had experience designing, manufacturing and distributing the highest quality braided ropes and cords. Braided ropes and cordage are produced in all common fibers.

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CSR Incorporated $$$

Chute a Blondeau, ON  |  613-674-2728

Since 1976, we have created quality ropes that our customers can rely on. We believe in creating quality products that will uphold the safety needs of your company as well as meet or exceed your every demand. We believe in building relationships with our customers that last a lifetime. You can learn more about us or our products by contacting our offices today!

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Atlantic Braids $$$

Biddeford, ME  |  800-788-7673

We are a manufacturer of high quality rope that is used in a variety of applications including arbor, climbing, guiding, industrial safety, rope rescue, work access and OEM. We are committed to innovative processes and product development. Call or visit us online today for me detailed information. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Sterling Rope $$$

Northbrook, IL  |  847-564-9016

All Gear, Inc. specializes in exclusive products for Utility, Arborist, Construction and H.D. Marine Supply, including twisted and braided rope, cords, twine, tie downs, and slings. We offer ropes in nylon, polypropylene, polyethylene, polyester, manila, and cotton. At All Gear, Inc., we are environmentally conscious and see it as our co-responsibility to minimize the waste and energy used.

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All Gear, Inc. $$$

Lafayette, GA  |  800-282-7673

PMI supplies the vertical world with the ropes and equipment it needs. We offer both nylon and polyester static ropes, available in a number of different lengths. Our commitment is to provide you with high quality rope, which is why we are actively involved in the Cordage Institute along with ANSI, ASTM, NFPA and UIAA. If you’re craving a climb, you can trust our rope to get you there.

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Pigeon Mountain Industries $$$
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Some of the biggest consumers of ropes are marine operations; all watercraft, when mooring or connected to a dock, must be secured somehow. While recent advances in pressure pad technologies as well as other non-line-mooring advances have displaced mooring lines to some extent, ropes and cords are still widely used to secure even very large vessels to docks and piers. A wide variety of rope compositions and configurations are appropriate for securing watercraft, but polypropylene is the only material among all rope materials that floats in water.

This makes it extremely useful in the securing of small watercraft, particularly recreational watercraft, to docks and piers.That said, polypropylene ropes are rarely used for the securing of vessels beyond a certain size because of their reduced strength compared to other rope compositions. Nylon, for example, is more likely to be used for the mooring of large vessels because of its excellent qualities of strength and resistance to stress.

Polypropylene rope can float as a result of its very light weight. Polypropylene rope is available in monofilament fiber, which is smooth-surfaced, or multifilament fiber, which has a somewhat velvety appearance and feel. Polypropylene rope is also the most popular all-purpose rope for the average consumer because it is quite inexpensive. While polypropylene rope is rot-proof and unaffected by water, oil, gasoline, and most chemicals, it is highly susceptible to UV-induced degradation. Polypropylene rope also features comparatively poor heat resistance; its melting point is 150° F, the lowest of all synthetic rope materials. It is not as strong as nylon or polyester, but it is still two to three times stronger than manila.

Like all other rope varieties, polypropylene rope is available in two main configurations: braided and twisted. Braided ropes feature several fibrous strands interwoven with each other in order to enhance the rope's strength qualities. Twisted ropes feature several strands twisted around each other. Both configurations are widely used in all kinds of contexts. It is important when selecting a rope, polypropylene or otherwise, to carefully match the demands of its intended application with the material's capabilities. No rope is suitable for every context in which ropes are employed; polypropylene can be generally described as a medium-duty, medium performance buoyant rope.

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